Over the last few weeks, I’ve been taking the coffee element out of my morning routine. It’s not that I’m getting divorced from my daily cup of black, but we needed to spend some time apart and take a bit of a break. In my heart, I love her, but I need to see what else is out there for me. In response to this separation, I’ve been sampling a great deal of energy drink supplements for my daily energy requirements, trying to find that balance of focus and energy without a crash or jitter. Up next to bat in this little game of mine is JuJu: Professional Grade Gaming Formula.
I’m going to try really hard to avoid making fun of a company’s branding when it comes to energy supplements, but some of our previous visitors have made that an impossibility. Anyway as far as JuJu is concerned, what most intrigued me was this particular flavor: Bomber Pop. Many a summer day has gone by where a colorful rocket ship shaped Popsicle has refreshed and sugar-rushed…so a powdered version of this summertime staple had to be worth a shot right? I guess the best thing up front is how this flavor is an idea rather than a specific fruit flavor. I couldn’t tell you what one of those damn popsicles actually tastes like. It’s like some famous lawyer type person said about defining pornography: I don’t know how to describe it, but I know it when I see it.
Quick side note before the taste. The powder scoop provided by JuJu is easily double the size of competitors in this market that I’ve tried so far. Unsurprisingly, the container size claims less servings than others as well. With powdered mixes it’s tough to “talk numbers” about caffeine and supplement percentages when this sort of thing keeps happening…but thankfully I give fuck all about that. I’m here to get a focus buzz and enjoy the taste. So, how was it?
Verdict: JuJu Professional Grade Gaming Formula “Bomber Pop” flavor can best be described as a “fun experience.” Sure I’d love to tell you it brings back memories of childhood summers with exact flavor replications of those cheap ass popsicles that kids had to settle with instead of actually ask for. But how could I? How could I even begin to compare something that couldn’t be defined in the first place? All I know is that I enjoyed it, and my fingers aren’t shaking as I type this out…so let’s just call it a win. The taste of the JuJu is refreshing: good over ice and even better with some club soda added for carbonation. It’s a concoction without a real flavor profile, and that’s just the way I like it.
Matt is currently writing his Mr. Coffee a “Dear John” letter as he fills out even more order forms for mystery powders. Check out his Twitter to make sure you catch his quick 240 character soda reviews!